E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  11.25.09 Vol 9.47
 photo-eye Gallery Opening
photo-eye 30th Anniversary: Three Openings Friday, December 4th, 5-7 pm, 370 and 376 Garcia Street, Santa Fe.

Please join us to help celebrate our 30th year!
It hardly seems possible, but yes, that's right, 30 years as one of the world's leading resources for fine-art photography!

Download and view the entire announcement.

Please contact Anne Kelly at 505.988.5152 x121 or email for more information.
 photo-eye Bookstore Events
© from left to right David Bram, Michael Clinton
© from left to right David Bram, Michael Clinton
Book Signing for Michael Clinton's American Portraits & Closing Reception for David Bram

photo-eye Bookstore is pleased to host a closing artist reception for David Bram's exhibition A Journey to Iceland, and a book signing of Michael Clinton's American Portraits, published by Glitterati Incorporated on Friday, November 27th, 2009 from 4 to 6 pm at photo-eye Bookstore, 370 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM.

For more information, contact Melanie McWhorter at 505-988-5152 x 112 or melanie@photoeye.com.

 photo-eye Gallery Santa Fe
© Nick Brandt and Jamey Stillings, respectively<Br>
© Nick Brandt and Jamey Stillings, respectively
Last Few Days to View Nick Brandt and Jamey Stillings' Prints

If you have not made it in to see the Nick Brandt and Jamey Stillings exhibit, Saturday November 28th is the last day. If you are not in Santa Fe you can still view the work online.

Contact Anne Kelly, photo-eye Gallery Associate Director, for further information on Brandt or Stillings' work. Visit photo-eye online Galleries.
 photo-eye First Wednesday Salon
© From left to right, Julie Dean, David Ondrik, Jock McDonald
© From left to right, Julie Dean, David Ondrik, Jock McDonald

photo-eye First Wednesday Salon, December 2, 2009

Be sure to catch the next photo-eye First Wednesday Salon on December 2, 2009 with the opening reception starting at 6:30 pm and the salon running from 7pm to 9pm. In December, we are pleased to welcome photographers Julie Dean, David Ondrik, and Jock McDonald. For more information contact Melanie McWhorter at 505.988.5152 x 112 or melanie@photoeye.com or we'll see you in the photo-eye Gallery on First Wednesday!

Images shown clockwise from left to right: Julie Dean, David Ondrik, Jock McDonald.
 photo-eye's Photographer's Showcase
©Christine Laptuta
©Christine Laptuta
Christine Laptuta's portfolio Memory and Imagination, Desert Portfolio

"I strive to preserve images of internal moods, where the subject matter is secondary. Ultimately, it is an emotional journey of discovering the subliminal qualities of a particular place and time. By using a primitive camera with a manual winder, l am able to compose in camera by shooting continuous frames on one strip of film with no interruption."

Christine Laptuta

Giclée Print
4x15" Image

Contact Anne Kelly, photo-eye Gallery Associate Director, for further information on Christine Laptuta's work. Visit photo-eye online Galleries.
 photo-eye Weekly Bestsellers
Bestselling Books at photo-eye for the week ending
November 21, 2009

1. Michael Kenna: Venezia (3)
2. Nick Brandt: A Shadow Falls (14)
3. Michael Kenna: 2010 Michael Kenna Wall Calendar (7)
4. Robert Frank: Seven Stories (4)
5. Michael Kenna: Retrospective (2)
6. Mona Kuhn: Native - SIGNED (5)
7. Jamey Stillings: Colorado River Bridge Hoover Dam Bypass (2) - SIGNED
8. Elliott Erwitt: Unseen (3) - SIGNED
9. Graciela Iturbide (1)
10. Jeffery Milstein: Aircraft (2) - SIGNED

View previous weeks' bestsellers.
 In the Magazine
© Shelly Calton from Hard Knocks
© Shelly Calton from Hard Knocks

This week in photo-eye's Magazine:

George Slade's review of War Is Only Half the Story
"Undeniably powerful now, the test of time's passage will tell whether the five photographers in the current volume have touched upon eternal or merely ephemeral truths in their story-telling." - Excerpt from the review by George Slade

Charles Dee Mitchell's review of Blackout New York with photographs by Rene Burri
"In a more definitive image, the image that closes the book, four women stand in the street, silhouetted by oncoming traffic, optimistically awaiting an empty cab." - Excerpt from the review by Charles Dee Mitchell

Sara Terry's review of Shelly Calton's Hard Knocks
"Women's roller derby has enjoyed a revival in recent years. It's a full-on contact sport - but one in which the women are not only tough, they're also aggressively feminine, donning retro fishnet stockings and makeup along with helmets and knee pads."— Excerpt from the review by Sara Terry

Elizabeth Avedon Interviews Rare Book Specialist Eric Miles
Dan Milnor Interviews Ed Grazda on Smogranch
Charis Wilson Dies at 95
Subhankar Banerjee Photo in New York Review of Books

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 365 A Book A Day

The Calumet Region by Gary Cialdella
"Photographer Larry Fink says that Cialdella 'brings his soft painterly eye into the politics of a sort of morality and provokes you to think beyond the forest, through the trees, into the banal and the oblique essence of decay."

Even in the End, An artist's book by Peter Sutherland
"A slim edition of black and white images printed by hand from photo engraved copperplates."

American Power by Mitch Epstein
"Mitch Epstein's latest project tackles one of the most loaded issues on the nation's agenda: what and who powers America?"

Coney Island with photos by Johnny Miller and Baptiste Ligne.
"Their Coney Island taken from the hip makes you smile because you can smell the hot dogs and the garbage at the end of a warm and beautiful Sunday."

Beautiful Losers edited by Aaron Rose and Christian Strike.
"Influenced by the popular underground youth subcultures of the day, such as skateboarding, graffiti, street fashion and independent music, artists like Shepard Fairey, Mark Gonzales, Spike Jonze, Margaret Kilgallen, Mike Mills, Barry McGee, Phil Frost, Chris Johanson, Harmony Korine and Ed Templeton began to create art that reflected the lifestyles they led."

Flash Forward 09
"Flash Forward showcases the future of photography, focusing on emerging talent that jurors have identified as having great potential. This small volume is essential for curators, collectors, advertising professionals, and artists who wish to stay fully informed about up-and-coming photographers."

Twirl/Run by Jeff Mermelstein
"Twirl / Run, the second powerHouse artist's book by Jeff Mermelstein, is a surprising combination of two extensive bodies of work—women twirling their hair and people on the run—whose dissonance creates a new way of observing our prevailing anxiety and sense of disorder. "

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 In the News
© Lucia Ganieva
© Lucia Ganieva
Photographer's Showcase artists Susan Bank and Lucia Ganieva are both featured in this month's volume of Lens Culture. Susan Bank's feature can be seen here, Lucia Ganieva's here.

Meg Birnbaum
Meg Birnbaum
Photographer's Showcase artists Ernie Button, Meg Birnbaum, Aline Smithson, Sarah Wilson and David Wolf have been invited to the Lishui International Photography Festival in Lishui, China. Their work will be presented in a show of North American photographers, organized by Beijing-based curator, Wang Zheng.

The Lishui Festival is a biannual event located in Zhejiang Province that brings together photographers, curators, gallerists and publishers from China, Europe and North America. Lishui is currently the only city in China with a museum specifically devoted to photography. The festival runs from November 28 to December 2, 2009.
 Call for Entries
© Carolyn Drake; Design by Jeffrey Savage, Studio Savage
© Carolyn Drake; Design by Jeffrey Savage, Studio Savage

Call for entries for the 2010 Center Awards and Review Santa Fe.

This year the 2010 Center Awards offers access to stellar jurors and valuable prizes including thousands in cash, exhibitions, publication, Santa Fe Workshops, and more.

Click here to learn more.
 Santa Fe Events
© Victoria Sambunaris and  Bill Gilbert
© Victoria Sambunaris and  Bill Gilbert 
Lecture by Victoria Sambunaris and Bill Gilbert Artists Victoria Sambunaris and Bill Gilbert will hold a dialogue about "The Road Trip" as an artistic practice on Thursday, December 3, 2009, at 6 p.m.

Victoria Sambunaris is one of the nine artists featured in the NMMoA exhibition, Manmade. She travels the American byways in search of photographic images that often capture human interventions in the landscape, whether the road itself, distribution warehouses and other vehicles of manufacturing and commerce, or the wondrous geological features of Yellowstone National Park.

Bill Gilbert is the Lannan Chair and Director of the Land Arts program at the University of New Mexico. As part of his work as both an artist and a professor, he is often on the road, traversing the Southwest to live and work in the landscape. Bill Gilbert's work from his journeys in 2005-2006 are the subject of the University of New Mexico Art Museum exhibition, Physiocartography, on view through November 25, 2009.

St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art Santa Fe Plaza, 107 West Palace Avenue, Santa Fe December 3, 6 p.m.
Free admission.

For more info, call NM Museum of Art at 505-476-5072.

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